3 April 2015 Current Affairs

President Pranab Mukherjee Gives Assent To Re-promulgation Of Land Ordinance

President Pranab Mukherjee on 3 April gave his assent to re-promulgate the Land Acquisition Ordinance as per Article 123 of Constitution. On March 31, the Union Cabinet had made a recommendation to the President in this regard as the government failed to convert the ordinance into legislation due to stiff opposition in Rajya Sabha.The new ordinance, which is the 11th by the Narendra Modi government, includes nine amendments that were part of the bill passed in Lok Sabha last month.

Captain Anoop Kumar Sharma Takes Over As CEO of Essar Shipping

Captain Anoop Kumar Sharma has taken over as whole-time director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Essar Shipping Ltd (ESL). He replaced Ramakrishnan A. R. who had retired from service on 31 March 2015. Sharma has been associated with ESL since August 2008.

Muslim Girl Mariyam Asif Siddiqui Won Bhagwad Gita Contest

Mariyam Asif Siddiqui, a 12-year-old Muslim girl won the first place in a Bhagwad Gita competition organised by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).  Siddiqui who studies in Class 6 of Cosmopolitan High School at Mira Road near Mumbai won the contest from among 4500 students of 195 schools.

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